/, Sound, Blesok no. 117/INTERVIEW: GORAN TRAJKOSKI



Having a view does not mean having a pretension, but only seeing the reality and feeling things. I have my own opinion and I am not part of a crowd that is manipulated by others.

“Na svetot ubavina” and “Teskiot glas na novite himni” as seemingly “conceptually” different and not only because of several same songs on the records are definitely a result of a same breath. Of your concern about what is around you. The need to have a standpoint. To “air” some personal searches for truth.

TRAJKOSKI: Releasing both albums in a single calendar year is more than a symbolic act. The initial idea, as I said, was to release one double album, but in the end, there were two separate ones with several identical songs, but in different arrangements. One, “Na svetot ubavina” with theatre music, more specifically with pieces from theatre plays and the second one with guitar orientation are only the two faces of the same essence that I carry within myself. Although the latter one is not for specific usage, more intimate and more introspective, still the former one, the theatrical one, is largely an individualized album, largely modified with respect to the original sound of the pieces.

“The Heavy Voice of the New Anthems” is a direct resonance (echo) of the current events around me, a scream, a reaction, to the violence of the reality that does not ask when it enters my life uninvited. Therefore, I decided for a free response, without reservations. Yes, it is subjective, my personal view, because I can fully stand only behind such a view. The reactions of the “reality” do not concern me.

With your releases you return to the big Macedonian writers such as Racin, then Plevneš… Here there is also the poet Kole Nedelkovski whose verses are taken as the title of the album. To what extent is that a reflection of an emotional spiritual state of mid that you have and the need to have your voice heard?

TRAJKOSKI: These two albums and the pieces that I have are a reflection of the work that I had in the past ten years. I have worked on both Racin and Plevneš in theatre, and I have used their verses and texts in various projects, in various theatre plays and this was just an initiative to do all of this. Actually, I felt my former experiments with rock music with PADOT NA VIZANTIJA, MIZAR on two occasions as outbursts of emotions that were left incomplete. With this album I wanted, if nothing else, to complete, to close a hole in what I felt as an opportunity for my work. An opportunity to express myself in this area of the music road.

When we speak about the title of the current album, it is taken from a poem by Kole Nedelkovski (1912-1941) a revolutionary poet who was killed in 1941 when his was thrown through a Bulgarian prison window, while it was later written that he had killed himself by jumping through the window of the room in which he lived in Sofia. This poem is called “Glasot na tatkovinata” (“The Voice of the Fatheland”), and it is second on my album. The poem ends like this “the hard voice of the new anthems”. Actually, it is this verse that I took as my motto that unites all the pieces in the album in a single thought, and all the pieces are a product of my feeling in the past years. Unlike the previous album, where all the poems are for a specific purpose, this album has solely my personal, intimate pieces and lyrics that concern my inner personal feeling and a state of mind in the past year.

Translated byElizabeta Bakovska
2018-09-25T13:16:01+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Reviews, Sound, Blesok no. 117|0 Comments